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1,000 Books to Read Before You Die

1,000 Books to Read Before You Die

Posted: 2018/07/06

The ultimate book for book lovers— 1,000 Book to Read Before You Die (Workman) is one of our most anticipated books for the Fall 2018 season!

Fourteen years in the making, author James Mustich has compiled a list that includes books across all genres and eras, each accompanied by a short essay explaining its inclusion. We are thrilled to find that this list contains 14 books by 15 Canadian authors, including:

  • Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood
  • World of Wonders by Robertson Davies
  • Pattern Recognition by William Gibson
  • The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs
  • The Pound Era by Hugh Kenner
  • Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  • A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
  • Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
  • Selected Stories by Alice Munro
  • Forms of Devotion by Diane Schoemperlen
  • The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields
  • This One Summer by Julian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki
  • Among Others by Jo Walton
  • The Zoom Trilogy (Zoom at Sea, Zoom Away, Zoom Upstream) by Tim Wynne-Jones

 

Readers will also be pleased to find these international favourites:

  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • Are You There God? It’s Me by Judy Blume
  • Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  • The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
  • 11/22/63 by Stephen King
  • White Teeth by Zadie Smith

 

About the author:

James Mustich began his career in bookselling at an independent book store in Briarcliff Manor, New York, in the early 1980s. In 1986 he co-founded, and was for two decades the guiding force behind, the acclaimed book catalog A Common Reader. He subsequently worked as an editorial and product development consultant for publishers and booksellers, and is currently Vice President for Digital Product at Barnes & Noble. He lives with his wife in Connecticut.

 

 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die publishes on Oct 2, 2018. Pre-order now!


1,000 Books to Read Before You Die

The ultimate book for book lovers: the 1,000 must-read books across genres and eras, each accompanied by a thought-provoking short essay on why the book is so essential.
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9781523504459 Hardback
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$49.95
 
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